The Long Kiss Goodnight

Starry Starry Night dress

FashionArt Fair is going strong and today we return to feature Vincent van Gogh as muse for India Nadeau of N2 Pixel Studio with her Impressionism Gallery Dress “Starry.”  Van Gogh’s best known work The Starry Night (1889) depicts the view outside his sanatorium room in Saint Remy, France.  Currently it is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  During van Gogh’s stay at the asylum, his focus turned to greater imaginative freedom in art, desiring to paint the night sky by memory.  No other painting has enjoyed such an array of interpretations.  Designer India Nadeau of N2 Pixel Studio used a digitally hand painted texture for the “Starry” dress exclusive and it will only be sold at the FashionArt Fair (until May 31, 2014).  There are similar versions of the dress featuring a variety of color choices, also available at the fair.  I paired the tea length dress with exclusives from the FashionArt Fair: Nailed It FashionArt Set Slink Nails (Van Gogh), M&M Incorporated Brooke Heels (Bright Pack in Royal), Loordes of London A Touch of Deco #2 Necklace, and {NanTra} It’s a Mod, Mod World Pose Pack.  Also worn is Belleza Lindy Skin and D!va Yuko Hair (Collabor88 item). Taxi please…

Nails, shoes, skin, hair & necklace

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Boogie Woogie

Mondrain

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian is a guiding light that re-imagining the world by reducing the essentials of form and color can form a new art movement.  Heavily influenced by Cubism and founding contributor of the De Stijl art movement, Mondrian’s art evolved into a non-representational form called neoplasticism: consisting of a white background, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and three primary colors.  Mondrian’s best example of neoplasticism is his Boogie Woogie series and Composition series in the late 1930-40’s (slideshow below), echoing city street, utilizing bright colors that leap from the canvas appearing to shimmer and draw the viewer in.  His work is astonishing in its simple yet elegance form and a great inspiration to the world of fashion including a series of Hermes bags, Yves Saint Laurent collection of shift dresses, and an iconic neoplastic Nike release.  Second Life designer Ms. Jaraloy Swords of Aidoru paid tribute to Mondrian by creating the Homage to PM Outfit, available at the FashionArt Fair.  The outfit includes a fitted mesh dress, pumps, chunky bangles and earrings.  I wore *YS&YS* Capri Sabot Slink Heels, matching Viareggion Handbag, available at The Dressing Room, and Nailed It FashionArt Slink Nail Set, available at the FashionArt Fair.  Judy hair by D!va, Ria skin by Belleza, and It’s a Mod, Mod World Pose #3 by NanTra, also available at The FashionArt Fair.  Taxi please…

Close up of Earrings

Mondrain Handbag

Mondrain Shoes

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A Walk in the Park

The Co-Op Presents_ Kensington Gardens

I’m very excited to share with you a new monthly themed shopping event I recently discovered, The Co-Op presents Kensington Gardens!  Each month there is a new theme with an event sim built to enhance the subject.  The Co-Op opens on the 7th each month at 3pm SLT and last for two weeks, May 7-21, 2014.  The sim is set up to replicate the real Kensington Gardens with lovely flower beds and gravel pathways, it is very peaceful and nicely done.  In the middle there is a greenhouse with gatcha machines.  Event offerings include skin, poses, ladies fashion, home and garden.  Please mark this monthly theme event on your calendar and enjoy all the wonderful creations.  Taxi please…

Painfully Divine Vintage Dress

  • Dress: Painfully Divine Vintage Dress
  • Pose: Le Poppycock Poet’s Muse
  • Park Bench: Linked Garden Bench
  • Fountain: MeadowWorks Victorian Mermaid
  • Blue Bell Grass: Prime
  • Hair: Clawtooth Hang it Up (Past C88)
  • Skin: Belleza Mimi #9 (March 2014 Arcade)
  • Shoes: Hollyhood Mya Gold (FashionArt Fair, opens May 9)

Prime Balcony Cafe

  • Outdoor Furniture: PRIME Balcony Cafe (wood bistro set, tub of roses, lamp-post, wine & blue bell grass)

M&M Incorp Blush Gown

Close up of Necklace & Headband

  • Gown: M&M Incorporated Carolyn Gown Blush Floral 
  • Headpiece: Free Bird Blooming Headband Pink & Yellow Roses (Gatcha Rare)
  • Necklace: Frogstar Pearl Drop Pink (FashionArt Fair)
  • Mirror: Myrrine Vintage Mirror Silver 

Luminary Red Daisy Dress

  • Dress: Luminary Daisy Red
  • Nails: ChiMia Sunny Day (Slink)
  • Ring: Bananan Golden Dome Flower
  • Necklace: Loordes of London A Touch of Deco #2 (FashionArt Fair)
  • Flowers: Painfully Divine Wallflowers White/Red (greenhouse gatcha)

Butterfly Wishes…

…really do come true. I have some great news, the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Awareness in Second Life event has been extended to May 12, 2014!  Truly wonderful news, you have another week to check out all the charming butterfly creations and don’t forget to DONATE!  Please support Debra of America to find a cure for the worst disease you never heard of!

So here’s the plan, the EB Awareness Fundraisers remains at the Burdenya Islands sim generously donated by Ray Burdenya until Monday, May 5.  Then the fundraiser moves to Mr. Burdenya homestead, LM will be provided on Tuesday, May 6.  Please join me in an enormous shout out ….THANK YOU Ray!!!!

Below, I’m modeling a few more items you can purchase at the EB Awareness fundraising event, a portion of the proceeds donated to Debra of America to fund reasearch to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa.  EB is a very rare genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 child out of every 20,000 births (that means about 200 children a year are born with EB).  EB is a prominent manifestation of extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from friction or trauma. Internal organs and bodily systems can also be seriously affected by EB.  There is no cure or treatment.  Daily wound care, pain management and protective bandaging are the only options available.  Children affected with Epidermolysis Bullosa are known as butterfly angels because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly.  Event Taxi…

GDit Jewelry Clear Butterfly {color change HUD}, Dulce Secrets Diamond Ombre Slink Nails, & Glitterati by Sapphire Light n Shadow Blue Eyeshadow (booth #25, #34 & #5):

GDit Jewelry, Clear Butterfly set

Glow Designs Pencil Dress {also available in Orange & Tan} (booth #33):

Glow Design, Placid Blue Pencil Dress

Stars! Jewelry Earth Butterfly Set {100% donated}, Dulce Secrets Karma Eyeshadow #1 & Watercolor Splash Slink Nails (booth #26 & #34):

Stars Earth Butterfly Set

Dirty Little Secrets Drapey Dress & Pumps (booth #36):

Dirty Little Secrets Drapped Dress & Shoes

GDit Jewelry Summer Tyme Set & Glitterati by Sapphire Light n Shadow Fire Eyeshadow (booth #25 & #5):

GDit Jewelry Summer Tyme set

Entice Papillon Gown (#15):

Entice Papillon Gown

*Skin: Glam Affair, Brandi Drama Queen

*Hair: Ploom, Kat (Photo 1-4), Clawtooth, Hang it Up (**C88 item)

*Poses: Ma Vie, Becoming (**Lazy Sunday 5/4/14)

EB Event Map:

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EB Event Schedule:

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Fragility

EB Event PosterImagine not being able to hug your child. Imagine not being able to cuddle with your Teddy bear. Imagine your skin being covered in blisters and scars, and in constant pain. Imagine there’s no cure. Now, Imagine YOU can help!

On Monday, April 28, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Awareness in Second Life fundraising event launched, benefiting Debra of America (EB research association).

Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB, is a very rare genetic connective tissue disorder that affects 1 child out of every 20,000 births (that means about 200 children a year are born with EB).  EB is actually a group of disorders that share a prominent manifestation of extremely fragile skin that blisters and tears from friction or trauma. Internal organs and bodily systems can also be seriously affected by EB.  As of today, there is no cure or treatment. Daily wound care, pain management and protective bandaging are the only options available.

Research is the key to unlocking a cure for EB.  Over 40 Second Life designers have taken up the cause and are donating portions of their sales to the Debra of America fund. Children affected with Epidermolysis Bullosa are known as butterfly angels because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly.  The butterfly design is prominent in our SL designers’ creations. The event sim was donated by Ray Burdenya of Burdenya Islands, landscaping by Sera Bellic of LICK Sim & Set Design, Trunkztomorrow2011 of Blue Buddah Club Supplies provided donation boxes, HauteCoutureDesign created the moving EB sculpture, and luv2 Brandi of Definitive Rock Concerts and Pirate Metal Production presented the tribute concert. Each day this event week there is a special raffle with furniture and photography prizes, a concert series, author chat, party and fireworks display.  The Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Awareness in Second Life fundraising event is open until May 5, 2014. Please SUPPORT this compelling and urgent cause to help find a cure. Event Taxi…

Kaerri Butterfly Home Decor (booth #16):

Kaerri Red Butterfly home decor set

ShadowMoon Summer Breeze, RueMorgue Butterfly Jacket & KaTink Chasing Butterflies Poses (booth #35, #38 & #19):

Shadow moon Blk & Pink mum dress W: Jacket

ShadowMoon, KaTink Poses: (Dulce Secrets Watercolor Splash SLINK Nails, below booth #34):

Shadow moon Wht & Pink Daisy dress

Close up of nails

Map of event sim:

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EB Awareness Event Schedule:

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